Body positivity doesn't begin and end with influencers and celebrities. Some of the most powerful statements about loving your body come from art — specifically, from poetry.

We've compiled some of our favorite poems that are all about celebrating the skin you're in and we hope you have a box of tissues ready.

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Bodies aren't "too much."

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You have a right to be lush.

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You are always enough.

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Your body deserves love.

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Mixed-size love FTW.

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Love stems from within.

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It's OK to call yourself beautiful.

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Tiger stripes deserve love, too.

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Loving yourself is a revolution.

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You are the only owner of your body.

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Stretch marks make us HUMAN.

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For all body-positive Disney fans, there's this gem:

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"Your femininity is so right."

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Screw "ideals."

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*crying*

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"Fat girl don't hate her body. Fat girl hate the world."

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"The skin you are in is beautiful."

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You are flawless.

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Softness is powerful.

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This Maya Angelou poem is a classic.

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"My thighs say thunderous."

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Don't let anyone convince you you're anything less than beautiful.